Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Post Ectopic Surgery - please help!

 tmichelle - Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:14 pm

I'm hoping someone can answer my question.
I'm 28 years old and in great shape. I had an ectopic pregnancy 3 weeks ago, had surgery and had my left fallopian tube removed.
Just wondering when the swelling/inflammation will FINALLY go away and my body will return to normal or even begin to look like it's healing. I can't even wear my jeans yet.
Is there something i can be doing to reduce swelling/inflammation?
The incision itself is almost healed and can barely be seen. But I'm still swollen (down there)
It doesn't seem like it's getting any better, and of course, i'm impatient and just want some answers.
Will i be waiting another month...6 months... a year??
Just need to know.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed May 13, 2009 11:43 pm

User avatar Hello,
It is not unusual for it to take several weeks to get back to "normal" so try to be patient. If you develop fever or any sign of infection, sudden pain or other symptom, call your surgeon.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us